A bequest is a very special way to support College House; it acknowledges the part College House has played in your life and the role you can play in our future. You will be investing in New Zealand's brightest and best, developing remarkable people who go on to make a difference in the world.

If you are considering leaving a bequest to College House we hope you will discuss it with us as we would so much like to be able to thank you personally and keep in touch with you. By talking to you we can make sure your intentions are honoured in the way you would wish. We will of course treat it confidentially. We hope you would then like to become a member of our 1850 Bequest Society, the 1850 Circle.

A bequest is often a much larger gift than you can manage in your lifetime and is always a pleasure for College House to receive. You can leave property, jewellery, stocks, shares, your art or your book collection. Your lawyer will advise you about wording and updating your existing Will with a codicil. To include College House in your will you can use the following:

I give the sum of $ [Amount] to College House Charitable Trust to be applied for its general purposes. A receipt taken by my trustees as being given on behalf of that beneficiary will be a complete discharge to my trustees for this legacy.

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A message from a benefactor

"The House provides an intensified and unique experience of living and learning together in a residential college. To continue and maintain what has been provided by our predecessors, it relies on each new generation of housemen and women, whose University life has been enhanced by their time in residence, to contribute in their turn. It is a debt we owe to our successors. From my own experience I regard it as a very worthy cause."

Murray Pickering, QC. College House alumnus 1954-1957, CH# 845